Holly's Funerals, Cranbrook

32 reviews

Holly's Funerals, Cranbrook, Kent, funeral director in Kent Holly's Funerals, Cranbrook, Kent, funeral director in Kent
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Caring and personalised funeral directors services, helping bereaved families and individuals in Kent and East Sussex.

Latest Verified Reviews

Kirsty Crossley 28th Dec 2020

Fantastic caring personal service, Andy could not have been more helpful and understanding of our needs.

Stuart Haines 14th Dec 2020

Andy provided superb support and offered a very personal service. Would highly recommend. 

Spencer Murphy 14th Dec 2020

Sensitive, caring, respectful and made the process as easy as can be expected under the circumstances. I can’t recommend Andy and Holly’s funerals enough. Thank you 

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Location

Address
Hartley Dyke Business Centre
Swattenden Lane 
Cranbrook
Kent
TN17 3QG

About Us

Holly’s Funerals is a warm and reassuring independent funeral director in Kent, with offices in Tenterden and Cranbrook. They are on call around the clock to help and support you, when someone has died.

Funeral director, Andy Clarke provides a comfortable space at both of their venues in Tenterden & Cranbrook. Families and individuals can take the time they need to talk about the person who has died and make the funeral arrangements that feel right for them.

Their motto “From Love Comes Beauty,” reflects and Andy’s aim to make the funeral experience as good and painless as it possibly can be for the families they look after.

With a focus on flexible, unhurried funeral care, this unique funeral firm in Kent will follow your lead when you know just the type of funeral you’d like to arrange, assist you when you need a little help with a home-based funeral, or fully support you when you are finding things difficult.

At the Cranbrook office, Andy will look after the “guests” brought into their care. Its chapel of rest, called the Serenity Room, is a lovely space where families can spend time with the person who has died. They do not use embalming, but use refrigeration to preserve bodies in a natural way. Families can be fully involved in the funeral arrangements, helping wash, dress and anoint the person who has died in a ceremonial way, if they wish.

Parking is available on site at the Cranbrook funeral home, which has a lovely farm shop nearby. The Tenterden funeral home has town centre parking close by. Children and pets are very welcome at both offices.

The Kent Funeral Director has two gun metal grey funeral cars – a Ford Mondeo and a LandRover Defender and can source traditional hearses easily if required.

Holly’s Funerals’ office hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, but are on call 24 hours a day to listen and help, when someone has died. Please contact them, if they can support you.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Kirsty Crossley 28th Dec 2020

    Fantastic caring personal service, Andy could not have been more helpful and understanding of our needs.

  • 5 Stuart Haines 14th Dec 2020

    Andy provided superb support and offered a very personal service. Would highly recommend. 

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thanks for this Stuart. It was an honour to look after your dad and to work with you.
  • 5 Spencer Murphy 14th Dec 2020

    Sensitive, caring, respectful and made the process as easy as can be expected under the circumstances. I can’t recommend Andy and Holly’s funerals enough. Thank you 

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you Spencer, it was an honour to look after your dad and to help you achieve the best funeral.
  • 5 Nicky Skillen 1st Nov 2020

    A lovely service, thank your for you assistance during this time.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you Nicky. It was a pleasure to look after your lovely Dad. Lots of love to you all. Andy
  • 5 Paul Howard 12th Oct 2020

    So happy to have chosen Holly's Funerals, everything was handled with great care and sensitivity, and we had a beautiful ceremony. Thank You Andy

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank YOU Paul, such a beautiful day so full of love x
  • 5 Linda Dove 23rd Sep 2020

    They were outstanding and would fully recommend this company ,Andy the owner is kind and patient and was very helpful to me guiding through every step

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you Linda, much love to you x
  • 5 Denise Barnes 23rd Sep 2020

    I was strongly recommended by a friend to go to this company when my husband died. Immediately I spoke to Andy, the director, I knew it was exactly the sort of farewell Edward would want. It all went beautifully. I can't say more.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Oh it was a beautiful send off, Denise. Full of love in your beautiful garden x
  • 5 David Goff 23rd Sep 2020

    Our family would like to thank Hollys for the way they handled all the funeral arrangements. Very professional and excellent attention to detail from start to finish. We could not have chosen a better funeral director to carry out our wishes. Andy made sure all was done in a very calm and efficient manner. It made a difficult time much easier to deal with knowing we had some one who was caring and helpful throughout the process. We would not hesitate to recommend them to others. Thank you for your professional, kind manner and help it was very much appreciated by the family.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you so much David. It was an honour and a pleasure to work with you and your lovely family.
  • 5 Wayne Henning 11th Jul 2020

    What can I say. Simply perfect. Kind, caring, compassionate, everything you could ever hope for at the most difficult time. I cannot recommend these guys highly enough. I hope I won't be needing their services again anytime soon but when I do I know exactly where I'm going. Truly first class. ????

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Many thanks Wayne. It was a pleasure and an honour to work with you all. Very best wishes to you all, Andy
  • 5 Andrew Gasson 15th Jun 2020

    'Holly's were excellent, in every respect. The funeral director was friendly, supportive and approachable throughout and was happy to take the lead but also to respond positively to all our specific wishes. This personal touch put us very much at ease and kept us fully informed at every stage. Holly’s couldn’t have done more to ensure our mother’s service was a very special one and we thank them greatly for this.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Many thanks Andrew. It was a pleasure to work with you all and support you in the funeral arrangements for your mother. Very best wishes
  • 5 Barbara Wells 19th Apr 2020

    I found Holly’s funerals by chance on the internet.  Andy and his son have a nice way with them and had a professional and caring approach to my husbands cremation, with much support offered throughout. Due to corona virus restrictions there was limited numbers for the crematorium, it was a simple  yet dignified gathering. Andy offers a unique adapted Land Rover Defender in place of a Hearse (he does offer a conventional Hearse).  The Land Rover was very fitting with my husbands life and the perfect vehicle for his final journey. If you want a professional and caring service then I would certainly recommend Holly’s Funerals. Mrs Barbara Wells

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Dear Barbara. Many thanks for your kind words. This is a strange and very difficult time for many reasons but especially for those saying goodbye to the ones they love the most. We wish you much love and peace x
  • 5 Terry Bennett 8th Apr 2020

    A nice breath of fresh air, compared to normal Funeral Directors.... Thank you

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you Terry - my thought are with you all. Much love and very best wishes
  • 5 Jean Thomson 6th Apr 2020

    Efficient, friendly and most helpful.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thanks Jean. We certainly try to be all of these things and even in the most difficult of situations. Best wishes
  • 5 Helen Goodwin 6th Apr 2020

    We can’t recommend Holly’s funerals (Andy Clarke funeral director) highly enough. Their sympathetic, non-stuffy approach was exactly what we wanted. Andy supported us through the whole process, was always available, and was amazing on the day. 

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you so much Helen. It was an absolute pleasure to help you and Mark say goodbye to Gerry in exactly the right way for you. Very best wishes
  • 5 Sally Harrington 9th Mar 2020

    We couldn't have hoped for better. In what was a very difficult & emotional time for us, Andy at Hollies offered us a kind, sympathetic & reassuring service. Nothing was too much trouble for him.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thanks Sally. It was indeed a very beautiful send off for your lovely mother. x
  • 5 Linda Evans 29th Jan 2020

    I was totally bereft to lose my darling husband on Christmas Eve and was completely numb. I had no idea how to organise a funeral and was dreading the actual day itself. I was fortunate enough for my son to find Holly's funeral and to place all the arrangements in the hands of Andy and his son Joe.  Absolutely everything was taken care of with compassion, professionalism and love down to the smallest detail. What could have been a traumatic, unbearably sad event, became a joyful day with much love, tears and humour. I cannot praise Holly's enough and shall always remember my husband's funeral as a day of peace and contentment. Thank you Andy and your wonderful team. Special thanks to Sheila, from Blue Hen florist, whom Andy recommended to me, for her beautiful flowers and kindness. 

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you so much for your lovely words, Linda. It was absolutely our pleasure and honour to look after you and help you through this most difficult of times. Be strong and always remember xx
  • 5 Bev Sedley 8th Jan 2020

    Holly's were so supportive, creative and accommodating, I can't recommend them highly enough. My sister's funeral was to be a small affair (immediate family only) and she wanted to be cremated, but we didn't feel that a formal crematorium was right with so many young children. In the end, Holly's let us use their very snug and homely but beautifully peaceful Serenity Room on a Sunday. We decorated jenny's coffin with pictures flowers and berries, talked about Jenny and toasted her life in her favourite wine. We said goodbye to Jenny there and her ashes were collected later. It felt right. Thank you, Holly's

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you for your review Bev. It was our pleasure to support you and find the right solution to help you and your family. Very best wishes, Andy Clarke x
  • 5 Christine Buckley 21st Dec 2019

    Holly’s were amazing, kind, caring and thoughtful.  Very well organised took control of everything. Which was extremely helpful to me and my family. I would strongly recommend them. 

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Many thanks Christine. I hope you are all well and have plenty of love and support this Christmas. Lots of hugs with lovely Daphne will help. Much love Andy xxx
  • 5 Christine Buckley 29th Nov 2019

    Very kind caring and compassionate. Andy was a great support  to me and my family. He made the occasion more bearable. Many thanks to Holly’s and there staff. Chris B

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Dear Chris. Many thanks for your kind words. It was my absolute pleasure and honour to work with you and your lovely family. Lots of love x x x
  • 5 Sandra Mitchell 11th Nov 2019

    Found Andy such a pleasure to deal with arranging my husbands funeral.  Made you feel at ease and relaxed in discussing preparations. Nothing was too much for them. They even went that  extra mile and obtained ties in my husbands tartan to wear on the day. If you need to discuss funeral arrangements I would choose Holly’s before going anywhere else

  • 5 Laura Cooke 2nd Nov 2019

    Holly and her team were amazing, from the first phone call through to the day of the funeral, kind, considerate, respectful, professional, Holly worked with us and helped guide us through the process to create the funeral we wanted. Recommend 100%.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you so much Laura xx
  • 5 David Stevens 31st Oct 2019

    MADE A VERY HARD TIME A LOT EASIER. THANK YOU

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you David.This is so important to us. If we manage to make it even just a little bit better for families then we are achieving something great. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review.
  • 5 Moi Hicks 29th Oct 2019

    A lovely personal way to Celebrate a loved ones life.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Dear Moi. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. Much love x
  • 5 Catherine James 2nd Sep 2019

    Holly’s Funerals were outstanding. Extremely kind and sensitive people, who handled everything in an efficient and kindly way. They have set the bar very high in terms of the contemporary funeral: Holly’s Funerals manage to work with great sincerity  avoiding  the morbid and the mawkish. A wonderful send off for my beautiful mother!

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Hello Catherine, thank you so much for taking the time to share with others your experience of working with us, hopefully it well help others to feel confident in stepping into the unfamiliar. It was an absolutely beautiful send off for you mummy, so many people there who love and care about her. Sending all our love to you all x
  • 5 Victoria Ede 13th May 2019

    Kind, helpful, supportive and efficient what more can we ask!

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Many thanks Victoria, it has been an honour to look after your mum and dad and to work with you in creating beautiful funerals for them both. Much love Andy & Holly

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

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Address
Hartley Dyke Business Centre
Swattenden Lane 
Cranbrook
Kent
TN17 3QG

Latest Verified Reviews

Kirsty Crossley 28th Dec 2020

Fantastic caring personal service, Andy could not have been more helpful and understanding of our needs.

Stuart Haines 14th Dec 2020

Andy provided superb support and offered a very personal service. Would highly recommend. 

Spencer Murphy 14th Dec 2020

Sensitive, caring, respectful and made the process as easy as can be expected under the circumstances. I can’t recommend Andy and Holly’s funerals enough. Thank you 

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